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Stick Fly

HBO Adapting Broadway Family Drama 'Stick Fly' (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter | Posted 02.18.2013 | Black Voices

HBO is taking a page from Broadway. The premium cable network is adapting Stick Fly, the Broadway drama about the secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy a...

HBO To Adapt Broadway Dramedy 'Stick Fly' With Alicia Keys Producing

Posted 12.18.2012 | TV

HBO is turning to Broadway for its latest inspiration -- having given a script commitment to Lydia Diamond's "Stick Fly," based on Diamond's criticall...

Style Evolution: Alicia Keys (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Black Voices

We've had a love affair with Alicia Keys ever since she stole our hearts with the mega hit "Fallin" in 2001. Keys' powerhouse voice has earned her...

Broadway's Dazzling Diamond

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Lonna Saunders

Writing regionally produced plays for 20 years including The Bluest Eye, an adaptation of Nobel Prize winning Toni Morrison novel, Lydia Diamond is making her Broadway debut with Stick Fly.

Brennan Williams

'Stick Fly': Playing On The Perception Of America | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

Since opening on Broadway on December 8, the new play "Stick Fly," written by Lydia R. Diamond, has played to enthusiastic audiences and garnered crit...

Stage Brothers -- Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer in Stick Fly

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Stick Fly opened last week on Broadway -- produced by Alicia Keys, written by Lydia Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon -- to positively mixed reviews. I interviewed both Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer about their collaboration, the message of the play and what's next.

Alicia Keys Scores With Stick Fly

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
Lonna Saunders

Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys scores with Stick Fly in her debut as a Broadway producer. Stick Fly may be best described as television's The Cosby Show meets Academy Award-winner Crash (2005).

PHOTOS: Stars Celebrate 'Stick Fly' Opening Night

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Black Voices

Last night Alicia Keys was joined by her husband Swizz Beatz, actor Jaleel White, Gayle King, Spike Lee and a host of other stars for the opening of "...

'Stick Fly' Doesn't Stick

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

It's telling that at the end of the night everyone is essentially the exact same person they were at the beginning and nothing we've learned has changed our opinion of them.

Brennan Williams

Kenny Leon Talks 'The Mountaintop,' 'Steel Magnolias' Remake And More | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

The timing couldn’t have been better for the opening of Kenny Leon’s latest Broadway production, “The Mountaintop.” Starring Samuel L. Jackson...

Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Playwright Katori Hall's new play Mountaintop pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

Finding Neighbors

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

"Neighbors" has given rise to countless confusing discussions about race and about art. The play isn't necessarily great art, but it does tap into something raw.